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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145246/case-report-pentoxifylline-treatment-in-microscopic-colitis
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Thomas G Cotter, Amrit K Kamboj, Stephen Bradley Hicks, William J Tremaine, Edward V Loftus, Darrell S Pardi
RATIONALE: Microscopic colitis is a common cause of diarrhea. Pentoxifylline, a xanthine derivative with anti-tumor necrosis factor-alpha properties, is prescribed for intermittent claudication and other disorders. Our goal was to evaluate the outcomes of patients with microscopic colitis treated with pentoxifylline. PATIENT CONCERNS: Nine patients with microscopic colitis (8 collagenous colitis and 1 lymphocytic colitis) seen at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, between January 1, 1997 and November 30, 2016, were included...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142540/clinical-audit-of-dengue-related-deaths-in-2011-mayo-hospital-lahore-pakistan
#2
Somia Iqtadar, Nabeel Akbar, Mehreen Mehmood, Sajid Abaidullah
Background and Objective: Dengue infection has evolved into an epidemic during last few years in Pakistan and has been associated with poor outcomes. Literature with respect to mortality risk factors in Dengue infection is not sufficient. This compelled us to conduct this study to find out major contributory factors to death in patients with dengue viral infection at one of Asia's ancient hospital setting with an aim to recognize complications at earliest and improve case management in future...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131112/spurious-hyperchloremia-in-the-presence-of-elevated-plasma-salicylate-a-cohort-study
#3
Kianoush B Kashani, Jon H Steuernagle Iv, Qi Qian
BACKGROUND: Acute metabolic acidosis is rarely associated with a reduced or negative anion gap (AG), but several case reports have described such an abnormality occurring in the setting of acute salicylate intoxication. The underlying cause of this phenomenon is unclear. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, we reviewed our institutional database to identify all patients admitted for salicylate intoxication at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN, USA) from January 2010 through December 2012...
November 9, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115654/management-of-capitellar-fractures-with-open-reduction-and-internal-fixation-using-herbert-screws
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Asif Sultan, Omar Khursheed, Mohammad Rafiq Bhat, Hilal Ahmad Kotwal, Qazi Waris Manzoor
BACKGROUND: Capitellar fractures are rare elbow injuries and can cause severe limitation of function if not properly managed. Numerous treatments have evolved, from closed reduction and cast immobilization to open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF), so as to achieve a stable joint that allows early mobilization. We determined the functional outcomes of treating these fractures with ORIF using Herbert screws via an extensile lateral approach. METHODS: Fifteen patients with capitellar fractures were included in this retrospective study...
November 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103824/modified-anterolateral-approach-for-internal-fixation-of-holstein-lewis-humeral-shaft-fractures
#5
Ho Min Lee, Young Sung Kim, Suk Kang, Min Young Lee, Jong Pil Kim
BACKGROUND: The authors modified the anterolateral approach for Holstein-Lewis humeral shaft fractures using a plating technique to achieve sufficient distal fixation by minimal splitting of the brachioradialis muscle to fix the most distal screws. The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the efficacy of our modified anterolateral approach for Holstein-Lewis humeral fractures and document clinical and functional results. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 2008 and 2014, 18 patients (mean age 35...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092992/evaluation-of-fever-in-the-immediate-post-operative-period-following-shoulder-arthroplasty
#6
B M Saltzman, B C Mayo, D D Bohl, R M Frank, B J Cole, N N Verma, G P Nicholson, A A Romeo
AIMS: To determine the incidence and timing of post-operative fevers following shoulder arthroplasty and the resulting investigations performed. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of all patients undergoing shoulder arthroplasty over a nine-year period. The charts of all patients with a post-operative fever (≥ 38.6°C) were reviewed and the results of all investigations were analysed. RESULTS: A total of 2167 cases (in 1911 patients) were included of whom 92 (4...
November 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080258/impact-of-myd88-mutation-status-in-waldenstr%C3%A3-m-macroglobulinemia
#7
Jithma P Abeykoon, Jonas Paludo, Rebecca L King, Stephen M Ansell, Morie A Gertz, Betsy R LaPlant, Alese E Halvorson, Wilson I Gonsalves, David Dingli, Hong Fang, S Vincent Rajkumar, Martha Q Lacy, Rong He, Taxiarchis Kourelis, Craig B Reeder, Anne J Novak, Ellen McPhail, David Viswanatha, Thomas E Witzig, Ronald S Go, Thomas Habermann, Francis K Buadi, Angela Dispenzieri, Nelson Leung, Yi Lin, Carrie Thompson, Suzanne Hayman, Robert A Kyle, Shaji Kumar, Prashant Kapoor
Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM) is an immunoglobulin M-associated lymphoma, with majority of cases demonstrating MYD88 locus alteration, most commonly, MYD88(L265P) . Due to low prevalence of the wild-type (WT) MYD88 genotype in WM, clinically-relevant data in this patient-population are sparse, with one study showing nearly a 10-fold increased risk of mortality in this subgroup compared to patients with MYD88(L265P) mutation. We studied a large cohort of patients with MYD88(L265P) and MYD88(WT) WM, evaluated at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, between 1995 and 2016 to specifically assess the impact of these genotypes on clinical course...
October 28, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080195/patient-feedback-for-acupuncture-practice-improvement-a-survey-from-mayo-clinic
#8
Barbara S Thomley, Saswati Mahapatra, Brent A Bauer, Molly J Mallory, Guang-Xi Li, Alexander Do, Tony Y Chon
OBJECTIVE: To understand patient satisfaction with acupuncture appointment duration for the first and subsequent appointments in the plan of care, time spent with the acupuncture provider, willingness to pay for longer duration appointments, and lack of insurance coverage. METHODS: Patients who were referred for an acupuncture consult to the Center for Integrative Medicine at Mayo Clinic were asked to participate in the survey in August 2014. Patients were given paper survey at time of appointment check-in and entered into Research Electronic Data Capture Survey database tool to reveal patient-reported outcomes...
November 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070715/prevalence-and-natural-history-of-superficial-siderosis-a-population-based-study
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Michael Pichler, Prashanthi Vemuri, Alejandro A Rabinstein, Jeremiah Aakre, Kelly D Flemming, Robert D Brown, Neeraj Kumar, Kejal Kantarci, Walter Kremers, Michelle M Mielke, David S Knopman, Clifford R Jack, Ronald C Petersen, Val Lowe, Jonathan Graff-Radford
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Superficial siderosis (SS) is characterized by hemosiderin deposition in the superficial layers of the central nervous system and can be seen during postmortem examination or with iron-sensitive magnetic resonance imaging techniques. The distribution of SS may predict the probable underlying cause. This study aimed to report the prevalence and natural history of SS in a population-based study. METHODS: Brain magnetic resonance imaging scans from the MCSA (Mayo Clinic Study of Aging), a population-based study of residents 50 to 89 years of age in Olmsted County, Minnesota, were reviewed...
October 25, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067074/profile-of-hepatic-involvement-in-dengue-infections-in-adult-pakistani-population
#10
Somia Iqtadar, Nabeel Akbar, Naima Huma, Fawad Ahmad Randhawa
OBJECTIVES: To estimate the range of hepatic involvement in dengue infections by assessing clinical and biochemical profile of adult dengue infected patients. METHODS: Serologically confirmed 220 adult cases of dengue infections admitted to Mayo hospital from June 2013 to November 2013 were classified as having dengue fever, dengue haemorragic fever and dengue shock syndrome. The frequency and range of bilirubin, liver enzymes derangement and presence of liver enlargement in each group was calculated and further stratified according to age and gender...
July 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066238/ocular-features-of-multiple-system-atrophy
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Maria D Garcia, Jose S Pulido, Elizabeth A Coon, John J Chen
The aim of this paper is to gain better understanding of the ocular manifestations of multiple system atrophy (MSA), a neurodegenerative disorder rarely studied in terms of its ophthalmologic features. We performed a retrospective case series (1/1/05-12/31/14) to search for patients seen at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, who had mention of MSA in the medical record and an eye examination, which yielded 285 cases. Of the 285, we identified 39 cases of true MSA. Each of these 39 patients was further reviewed for ocular abnormalities potentially related to MSA...
October 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061121/fecal-calprotectin-predicts-complete-mucosal-healing-and-better-correlates-with-the-ulcerative-colitis%C3%A2-endoscopic-index-of-severity-than-with-the-mayo-endoscopic-subscore-in-patients-with-ulcerative-colitis
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Sun-Ho Lee, Min-Ju Kim, Kiju Chang, Eun Mi Song, Sung Wook Hwang, Sang Hyoung Park, Dong-Hoon Yang, Kyung-Jo Kim, Jeong-Sik Byeon, Seung-Jae Myung, Suk-Kyun Yang, Byong Duk Ye
BACKGROUND: We aimed to evaluate the role of fecal calprotectin (FC) as a noninvasive marker for the disease activity of ulcerative colitis (UC) in a Korean cohort. METHODS: A total of 181 fecal samples were collected from 181 consecutive UC patients between April 2015 and September 2016. FC levels were measured using the Quantum Blue(®) Calprotectin rapid test. The laboratory test results, partial Mayo Score (pMS), and colonoscopic imaging findings at FC level measurement were retrospectively reviewed...
October 23, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046320/mortality-and-cerebrovascular-events-following-heart-rhythm-disorder-management-procedures
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Justin Z Lee, Jayna Ling, Nancy N Diehl, David O Hodge, Deepak Padmanabhan, Ammar M Killu, Malini Madhavan, Peter A Noseworthy, Suraj Kapa, Christopher J McLeod, Yong-Mei Cha, Abhishek J Deshmukh, Komandoor Srivathsan, Fred M Kusumoto, Win-Kuang Shen, Paul A Friedman, Thomas M Munger, Samuel J Asirvatham, Douglas L Packer, Siva K Mulpuru
Background -Recognition of rates and causes of hard, patient-centered outcomes of death and cerebrovascular event (CVE) after heart rhythm disorder management (HRDM) procedures is an essential step for development of quality improvement programs in electrophysiology laboratories. Our primary aim was to assess and characterize death and CVE (stroke or transient ischemic attack) after HRDM procedures over a 17-year period. Methods -We performed a retrospective cohort study of all patients undergoing HRDM procedures between January 2000 and November 2016 at the Mayo Clinic...
October 18, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040248/retrospective-evaluation-of-surgical-anatomical-repair-of-distal-biceps-brachii-tendon-rupture-using-suture-anchor-fixation
#14
Jarosław Witkowski, Aleksandra Królikowska, Andrzej Czamara, Paweł Reichert
BACKGROUND To date, no consensus has been reached regarding the preferred fixation method to use in the repair of distal biceps brachii tendon rupture. The aim of this study was to clinically and functionally (Mayo Elbow Performance Index, MEPI) assess the upper limb after surgical anatomic reinsertion of the distal biceps brachii tendon with the use of suture anchor fixation method with regard to postoperative time and limb dominance, and to assess postoperative complications. MATERIAL AND METHODS The sample comprised 18 males (age 52...
October 17, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040001/is-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-associated-with-primary-acquired-nasolacrimal-duct-obstruction
#15
Sonul Mehta, Gui-Shuang Ying, Ahsen Hussain, John T Harvey
PURPOSE: To determine if patients with primary acquired nasolacrimal duct obstruction (PANDO) have an increased prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) compared to the general population. METHODS: Cross-sectional case-control study. The Mayo Clinic Reflux Disease Questionnaire (RDQ) is used to help physicians diagnose GERD. The retrospective group consisted of patients who previously had a dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) over a 4-year period by one surgeon (JTH) at one institution...
October 17, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037536/open-reduction-and-internal-fixation-for-nonunion-of-extra-articular-distal-humeral-fractures-in-patients-70-years-and-older
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Soo Min Cha, Hyun Dae Shin
HYPOTHESIS: The study purpose was to report the clinical and radiologic outcomes of osteosynthesis by open reduction and internal fixation for nonunion of extra-articular distal humeral fractures in patients aged 70 years or older. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 28 patients who received osteosynthesis treatment between March 2010 and December 2015. Primary conservative treatment had failed in all patients. All surgical procedures were performed via the posterior approach without olecranon osteotomy and with the use of double-locking plates for each column...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032989/functional-outcomes-of-distal-triceps-tendon-repair-comparing-transosseous-bone-tunnels-with-suture-anchor-constructs
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John G Horneff, Alexander Aleem, Thema Nicholson, Gregory Lervick, Anand Murthi, Paul Sethi, Charles Getz, Mark D Lazarus, Matthew L Ramsey, Joseph A Abboud, Robert Tashjian
BACKGROUND: Distal triceps tendon ruptures are relatively rare. Few studies have investigated functional outcomes after repair. There is no consensus on fixation methods for this injury. The purpose of this study was to compare the functional outcomes and the reoperation rates after distal triceps tendon repairs using transosseous tunnels and suture anchors. METHODS: A multicenter, retrospective review of all primary triceps repairs done between 2006 and 2015 was performed...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031660/lichen-planus-affecting-the-female-genitalia-a-retrospective-review-of-patients-at-mayo-clinic
#18
Caoimhe M R Fahy, Rochelle R Torgerson, Mark D P Davis
BACKGROUND: Genital or vulval lichen planus (VLP) may have a disabling effect on a patient's quality of life. Evidence-based management guidelines are lacking for VLP. OBJECTIVE: We sought to review clinical presentation and treatment of patients who received a diagnosis of VLP. METHODS: The 100 consecutive patients who received a diagnosis of VLP at Mayo Clinic between January 1, 1997, and December 31, 2015, were reviewed retrospectively...
October 11, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027776/lung-ultrasonography-and-echocardiography-in-the-icu-a-combined-and-practical-approach
#19
Antoine Vieillard-Baron, Paul Mayo
This article describes some practical applications of critical care ultrasonography that are of interest to the frontline intensivist. Instead of presenting a standard state of the art review article, we present 3 typical clinical cases where combined echocardiography, lung ultrasonography, and other ultrasonography techniques were helpful to the critical care team. The manuscript includes a variety figures and video clips that illustrate the utility of critical care ultrasonography in guiding diagnosis and management of the critically ill patient...
October 12, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027235/low-dose-ct-for-the-detection-and-classification-of-metastatic-liver-lesions-results-of-the-2016-low-dose-ct-grand-challenge
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Cynthia H McCollough, Adam C Bartley, Rickey E Carter, Baiyu Chen, Tammy A Drees, Phillip Edwards, David R Holmes, Alice E Huang, Farhana Khan, Shuai Leng, Kyle L McMillan, Gregory J Michalak, Kristina M Nunez, Lifeng Yu, Joel G Fletcher
PURPOSE: Using common datasets, to estimate and compare the diagnostic performance of image-based denoising techniques or iterative reconstruction algorithms for the task of detecting hepatic metastases. METHODS: Datasets from contrast-enhanced CT scans of the liver were provided to participants in an NIH-, AAPM- and Mayo Clinic-sponsored Low Dose CT Grand Challenge. Training data included full-dose and quarter-dose scans of the ACR CT accreditation phantom and 10 patient examinations; both images and projections were provided in the training data...
October 2017: Medical Physics
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